First-year students

This page contains all information important for first year students such as: what to expect of your student life or what does U.L.S.V. Amino entail and what can it mean for you.

The Study Association Amino

Amino is the study association for Molecular Life Sciences, and Molecular & Biophysical Life Sciences students in Utrecht. The board, committees, and taskforces work very hard to make sure you, our new member, have a warm welcome, and to support you wherever you may need it. We organize both social and educational activities. From parties to game nights, and from study days to lunch lectures, there is something for everybody. On top of this, all members are more than welcome to visit our association room for a free cup of coffee or tea or to play a game of pool. In short, Amino is the place to get to know your fellow students!

Becoming a member of U.L.S.V. Amino is quick and easy. You can go to the following site and fill in the form. Membership is only €10,- a year, which you immediately win back when you order your books for a reduced price, courtesy of your membership with us. After you fill in the form you will get a confirmation in your email. To then finalize your membership application you only need to fill in the automated debit form which we will personalize and provide for you, either via e-mail or or by way of a form distributed to first year students in the introductory period. Should you have any questions, feel free to send an e-mail to!

Our study association is for and by students. Our activities are organized by a group of students which are part of a committee or taskforce. All members are more than welcome to join one or more of our committees so you too can help organize amazing activities. Does this interest you? You can find an overview of all our committees and taskforces here. You can become an official member of a committee at the beginning or halfway through the year. Questions? You can send them to the commissioner of internal affairs.

Amino organizes many activities and services for all members. These include but are not limited to: social events such as amazing parties, pub quizzes, sport and game tournaments, BBQs, drinks, a yearly cantus or movie nights. There is also a wide array of educational meetings such as study days to study for upcoming tests, lunch lectures or even useful workshops such as the Python course. As is now hopefully clear, you can shape your membership in anyway you want!

All members are welcome at our association room. You can find this in the Caroline Bleeker building, room 1.05 (simply go through the passage with the double doors at the end of the BBG). You are always welcome for a free cup of coffee, tea, a game of pool or just to relax. You can also buy snacks, noodles or other small food items to last you through the day. Regular opening hours are from 09:00 to 17:00 each day, the actual opening hours can be found here at the homepage on the right. We hope to see you there soon!

Student bussiness

The start of a new study can be extremely exciting but also thrilling. To help you get started, we’ve delineated some information below that should get you up to speed. If your nerves are still not calm after reading these, no worries! During the introduction period you will have your intromentoren and your introgroepje which you can ask anything. Or contact us for anything you might need.

On this page you will find many information and tips and tricks about your studentlife in Utrecht. From getting a new job, to studentassociation explanations or even how DUO works and much more.

Here you can find the university’s guide and tips!

As a student you can become a member of a vast array of different associations. These can be divided in three broad categories: Student, sports and study associations.

Study associations are associations such as U.L.S.V. Amino. These consist of members all from a single (or multiple closely related) study. These association are not only for social activities but also to support you in your studies wherever needed. They also help to orientate you in your career and are a place to get to know your fellow students.

Student associations are association which are all about the social part. They consist of members of all studies.

(Student) sport associations are a place to let off steam. Here it is not only about the social aspect but also about the sport. Utrecht has a vast array of student sport associations, including but not limited to field hockey, tennis and rowing.

To learn more about all associations in Utrecht, you can attend the UIT-Week. This is an introduction period of Utrecht specifically held for first year students to get to know the city and its student life. You can check here for more information about the UIT-week.


Do you have any questions not answered here? Feel free to send an e-mail to for general questions or for education-related questions. During summer break we might answer slightly slower but we will get back to you as soon as possible!